It publishes peer-reviewed, cutting-edge articles that will command general respect within the academic community. The aim of the journal is to demonstrate scholarly excellence in the study of the sociological tradition. The journal elucidates the origins of sociology and also demonstrates how the classical tradition renews the sociological imagination in the present day. The journal is a critical but constructive reflection on the roots and formation of sociology from the Enlightenment to the 21st century.
This Journal publishes papers that explore the intellectually contested nature of social theory. Although sociology is the primary focus of the journal, inter-disciplinary contributions — for instance, from psychoanalysis, economics, political theory, anthropology and cultural studies — are welcome. It features special review articles on key thinkers and debates. In addition, it publishes extended review articles to encourage critical discussion of newly published work.